June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s intent to issue a new rule that clarifies U.S. companies’ ability to participate in international standards-development activities:

“We are encouraged by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s plans to issue a regulation that clarifies U.S. companies’ ability to participate in international standards development activities,” said Naomi Wilson, ITI Senior Director of Policy, Asia. “Confusion stemming from the May 2019 entity list update had inadvertently sidelined U.S. companies from some technical standards conversations, putting them at a strategic disadvantage. We hope this measure will provide much-needed clarification and allow companies to once again compete and lead in these foundational activities that help enable the rollout of advanced technologies, such as 5G and AI, across markets. We look forward to reviewing the rule once posted and working with the administration on implementation.”

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